HindustanTimes Fri,25 Jul 2014


Have learnt from nightclub embarrassment: Gary Ballance

Left embarrassed after photographs of him dancing shirtless in a nightclub were splashed across newspapers, England batsman Gary Ballance said he would never repeat such behaviour even though he was merely trying to have some fun.

2nd Test: Bhuvneshwar picks four, England end Day 2 at 219/6

England's Gary Ballance scored his second Test century as the second Test against India sat evenly-poised following a sweltering day's play at Lord's on Friday.

'Lord of Lord's' Dilip Vengsarkar impressed by Rahane

He had been outside the pavilion building for barely a few minutes before requests for autographs started to pour in. Even more than two decades since he retired from cricket, Dilip Vengsarkar is a well-known figure here.

A lot that glitters in IPL is red

The Indian Premier League (IPL) is regarded as a tournament awash with cash, but teams are more in the red than in the pink of health since the tournament kicked off in 2008.

Zimbabwe beats Afghanistan by 6 wickets in 1st ODI

Zimbabwe beat Afghanistan by six wickets on Friday in the first of four one-day internationals, the latter's first bilateral series against a test-playing nation.

Women's group riled over Gayle's sexist remark

A women’s rights group in Antigua has condemned remarks made by Jamaica Tallawahs captain Chris Gayle to a female journalist at a media conference as "sexist".

Steyn's five-for restricts Sri Lanka to 283-9

Pace bowler Dale Steyn grabbed 5-50 to help restrict Sri Lanka to 283-9 in reply to South Africa's first-innings score of 455-9 declared on day three Friday of the first test.

Frustrating not to bowl India out: Stokes

England all-rounder Ben Stokes hassaid his team was extremely disappointed at not having bowled India out on the first day of the second Test at Lord's, despite reducing them to 145 for seven at one stage.

England vs India 2nd Test Day 1: Rahane ton saves India

Ajinkya Rahane scored a well-compiled century to help rescue India's first innings on the opening day of the second Test against England at Lord's on Thursday.

Ajinkya Rahane: Lording over seamers’ paradise

Ajinkya Rahane is growing in stature with every outing. On Thursday, playing his first Test at Lord’s, the India batsman took another solid step towards establishing himself as a player of quality.

Cricket surpasses Jadeja-Anderson spat at Lord's

Sometimes there are enough cues from the proceedings on the field of play to understand what’s going on behind the scenes.

Top Topple: How the Indians went back to the pavilion

Put in to bat on a green Lord’s pitch, the familiar weaknesses of the India batsmen were to the fore despite the England bowlers’ inconsistency.

Gordon Lewis to hear case against Anderson on July 22

ICC on Thursday appointed Gordon Lewis AM as the judicial commissioner to hear the misconduct case against England paceman James Anderson.

Anderson becomes highest wicket-taker in England

James Anderson on Thursday replaced Fred Trueman as England's highest wicket-taker in the Old Blighty, where he has accounted for 230 scalps.

Dravid is newest member of Laureus World Sports Academy

Former India captain Rahul Dravid has been elected as the newest member of Laureus World Sports Academy, becoming the 47th member of the panel.
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